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Parker, CO
Students enrolled: 2,054

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15655 Brookstone Dr
Parker, CO 80134

(303) 387-3500
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April 14, 2015
Another very tragic suicide in Douglas County! Very sad that many teens feel this is their only way to escape adolescent pain they are going through right now. Wake up Parker!! Many kids from this so called great P town are bullies/being bullied and all the effort the school puts into teaching about anti-bullying is doing no good! Maybe if parents cared more about what their kids are doing and who they are hanging around instead of trying to one up everyone with material things in this pretentious town!! Love and time is what kids need in Parker instead of neglect. Chaparral is not the school it used to be! Much drug, alcohol abuse that kids are trying to numb their pain! Maybe if parents were parents and not trying to be best friends with their child they could actually help their child through this hard stage in life.

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2014
I have nothing but good things to say about Chaparral. The family feeling that resonates through the hallways is a rarity only found in certain schools. Chaparral's education is far above other competing schools as well. And besides the classroom Chaparral has outstanding extracurriculars that never failed to amaze me. You would be doing your child wrong from keeping them from such a great school and overall experience.

- submitted by a community member

May 23, 2013
I failed 3 years in a row here before switching to online school where I'm a straight A student on the honor roll. I had good relationship with all the teachers but the curriculum they have to teach isn't very helpful for the real world. The english department through and through has shown exemplary care and effort, more so than any other part of the school. However, it seems that department has been cut the most. The school has absolutely zero diversity. And when there is diversity that finds its way into the school, the kids don't know how to handle it because they've never been around it. And then they bully. The kids there don't know the difference between $1,000 and $10,000. They don't have parents they have nanny's. Just imagine a crammed school with kids of that upbringing around every corner. I was constantly bullied and made fun of, but it doesn't matter and the administrators don't care unless you're on the football or lacrosse team. I know I'm smart, but I constantly failed. Yet I watched the kids on the sports team who are dumber than a box of rocks pass with flying colors. It's not a good system.

- submitted by a student

July 05, 2012
Is this a 4A or 5a high school/ I would like a football season schedule sent to me.

- submitted by a community member

June 22, 2012
I had two students graduate from Chaparral High. One attended University in Colorado - one out of state. They both excelled beyond their peers, and both credit the education they got at Chaparral as the reason. In particular, the English department was amazing, the teachers very caring & fun. My youngest graduated 5 years ago and she still talks about her teachers with fondness. I was impressed with the principal and his efforts in making each student feel that he knew them by name. Pretty impressive.

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2010
I have had two children attend and attended Chaparral. By in large, I think they do an incredible job without much budget. The teachers are caring and the students are mostly from middle class schools. Unfortunately, this homogeneous population leads to a level of racial and religious intolerance that can be troublesome. By in large though, there is not much friction in the student population.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2010
There is so much enthusiasm and energy present in the halls. The level of respect among students and staff has impressed me as well as the professionalism of the teachers. It is a positive place to be. The academic culture is excellent and and there are so many ways to get involved.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2010
My son attended Chaparral for two years and the school failed him both years. For an area that has very little minority students, they fall short promoting and educating their student body on cultural tolerance and acceptance. I agree with the previous posting, for the "average" student, they need to improve their strategies to ensure academic success. Very disappointed in the administration when assistance was needed to assist my student in feeling a part of the school with very little diversity and acceptance.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2009
I go to the University of Colorado at Boulder and am studying Chemical Engineering. I went to Chaparral and upon coming to CU I became distinctly aware of how inadequately my high school prepared me. In my major I had to play catch up in math and science to anyone who went to any other school. It did not matter that I was enrolled in AP courses and actually took two courses at a local college. The teachers do not want to be there and the teaching is sub-par in many departments (except, perhaps, the English department).

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 19, 2009
Chaparral High School truly cares about kids and academic acheivement. From Mr. Peterson's leadership to the wonderful teachers I couldn't be more proud to have my kids attend Chaparral.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 08, 2009
I currently have two children attending Chaparral and a few more on the way. As a parent who has always been heavily involved in my children's education, I have been very pleased with the school overall. From Ron Peterson's leadership down to the guidance counselors and teachers, I feel like our kids are being watched out for and cared for. I hope this can continue through the next few years even with the loss of the bond during the last election. Great job, Chaparral!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2009
We moved just so our kids could attend Chaparral. I looked at all the schools in Douglas County before we decided on Chaparral. This school has been amazing in meeting the individual needs of our kids. Moving to attend Chaparral is the one of the best decisions our family has made...amazing academics,performing arts department and sports...This school has it all!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 24, 2008
I was a student from the first class to graduate from this school. It was the best experience of my life. The teachers and classmates were amazing. I would send my child there in a heartbeat. Thanks

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2008
A great and compasionate student body, wonderful and talented teachers/coaches and excellent school leadership and management stemming from Ron Peterson's professionalism, capabilities and compassion for every student. We are very grateful that our daughter has been able to thrive at Chaparral - she's been fully accepted for who she is - a great teenager, who just happens to have Autism. With great appreciation, Allan Patterson

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2008
Chaparral is a great school if you have an above average student. I feel as though the students that need extra help are allowed to fall through the cracks, even with parent intervention.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2008
Welcome to CHS!! It's a great school, with wonderful students.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
November 10, 2007
I graduated from Chaparral two years ago and am extremely pleased with the quality of education I received. My classes, especially AP courses, challenged me and helped me to develop strong critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. I really do feel that I received a first-rate education. However, I am concerned about how CHS is handling the huge growth in its student body. Fortunately, a new high school in Parker is slated to open soon.

- submitted by a student

May 25, 2006
The school is a good school. Most of the teahcers are good and the principles and security really care about the students. The guidence counselors try to make each student fell like they have someone to talk to. The on thing that I don't like about the school is there are very many kids raised with money and when someone doesn't have money they are treated poorly. No one else will say this about this school but I will. Besides the clicks the school is great and I would reccomend it to anyone

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2005
This school is wonderful, Mr. Peterson has amazing students and the student government here is working hard to get the community involved these students are wonderful. The staff friendly knowlegable everyone is nice no matter what. The sports programs aren't quite up there but the education is good and the graduation requirements are some of the highest in the state.

- submitted by a teacher

April 15, 2005
This school is awesome. Chaparrals warm welcome upon arrival is strong while the front office may not be the friendliest the principals are. The school is wonderful.

- submitted by a student

March 03, 2005
I am not a parent but a student. My experience at Chaparral High School was great. Students here are so nice to everyone. We don't have hardly any crime whats so ever. All the teachers are terrific. Securiy is kinda strict but that's what makes this school the way it is, Great.

- submitted by a student

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Chaparral High School
15655 Brookstone Dr, Parker, CO  80134
(303) 387-3500
Last modified Chaparral High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chaparral High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top